South Africa

Pathways to water resilient South African cities (PaWS) 2.0 – Harnessing blue-green infrastructure to achieve water sensitive futures

Research project The overall aim of this project is to identify opportunities for, and generate knowledge on, the functioning of a network of stormwater infrastructure within a city; and how it can be designed, expanded and aggregated in collaboration with key local, ...
Period: 2022-11-1 to 2025-10-31 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa Project code: 21-M01-KU Total grant: 4,999,591 DKK
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Environmentally and economically sustainable water treatment system for post-mining waste

Research project The environment and water resources in South Africa (SA) are negatively impacted by mining activities. This project creates a research opportunity for treating acid mine drainage (AMD), a type of mining effluent, in an environmentally and socioeconom ...
Period: 2022-04-1 to 2025-03-31 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa University of Witwatersrand (WITS), South Africa Project code: 21-M10-KU Total grant: 4,985,766 DKK
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Enhancing Sustainable Groundwater Use in South Africa – ESGUSA-2

Research project Much of Southern Africa is semi-arid, subject to low (400-650 mm/year) and erratic rainfall, implying severe challenges in providing growing populations with sustainable water supplies for domestic, agricultural and industrial uses. The situation is ...
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Managed aquifer recharge in South Africa (MARSA)

Research project Existing freshwater resources are threatened by overexploitation due to population growth, urbanisation, and climate change and many regions experience water shortage. South Africa is a water-scarce country and during the 2017-19 Southern African dro ...
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Membrane crystallization for water and mineral recovery

Research project Sufficient water supply in South Africa is a huge problem and together with future risk of insufficient supply of other resources such as minerals, it emphasizes on improved research and development within these areas. This project has three main ... First year report Sufficient water supply in South Africa is a huge problem and together with future risk of insufficient supply of other resources such as minerals, it emphasizes on improved research and development within these areas. During the ...
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Integrative Green Infrastructure Planning – GRIP

Research project The project ‘Integrative Green Infrastructure Planning (GRIP)’ aims to complement an existing collaboration on sustainable cities between City of Aarhus and City of Tshwane (Pretoria) in South Africa by adding a strong research component. In close co ... First annual report: The GRIP project is organized in four interrelated work packages (WPs) proceeding as planned: WP1: Four stakeholder workshops have been held with private partners, researchers, and city officials from City of Tshwane (CoT) ...
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Evaluation of Resource recovery Alternatives in South African water (ERASE)

Research project Resource recovery from wastewater is a rapidly emerging research area, promoting the development of several technologies that hold the promise to increase the sustainability of process operation in water treatment systems. Different types of organic ... First year report We have accomplished to develop a model library (implemented in a software prototype) focused on extracting valuable compounds from wastewaster (freely distributed) These tools will show to South African environmental engineers t ...
Period: 2019-06-1 to 2022-11-30 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Partner institutions: University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa Project code: 18-M09-DTU Total grant: 4,960,508 DKK
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Pathways to water resilient South African cities

Research project This project aims to identify opportunities for supporting the integration of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) as nature-based solutions (NBS) for increased water supply and water quality within the urban water system as part of a broader transiti ... Midterm Report The project is progressing but as the project relies heavily on stakeholder engagement and field experimentation, it has been substantially affected by Covid. Some activities have been delayed to 2021 where others have been changed ...
Period: 2019-05-1 to 2022-10-31 Countries: South Africa Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa Project code: 18-M05-KU Total grant: 4,979,683 DKK
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